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>> there's trouble on the set of "american idol," and it isn't just the feuding between judges mariah carry and niki minaj. which was so uncomfortable to watch, in my opinion. the show may be facing a lawsuit. >> nine former contestants claim they were booted from the show because of their race. abc's cecilia vega reports. >> reporter: it is the hit show where singers can get the boot for missing a note. but can they also get the boot from "american idol" simply based on their race? nine former contestants filed a legal complaint against the show, reportedly claiming they were kicked off for that very reason. according to tmz, they said the show tried to humiliate african-american contestants, many with arrest records, by exposing their past for ratings. their lawyer says, it is an issue for the courts. producers and the show's network fox, aren't commenting. of all the people who were taken
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off of the program, they have been all african-americans. is that a coincidence? it's hard to tell. >> reporter: contestants including cory clark, disqualified after a battery arrest. and jared andrews sent packing over an assault charge. ♪ and i don't need >> reporter: producers booted the twins after identify theft charges surfaced. and season nine, he was disqualified over questions whether he was involved in a boy band. >> i don't recall a time when i felt discriminated against. >> reporter: she said the one thing "american idol" isn't is racist. three of the show's past winners are black. other contestants say singers are required to disclose arrests.
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season four's solomon says, i was clearly informed of all grounds for disqualifications stated in our contract. "idol" has changed my life for the better. >> i didn't feel like there was any special attention given to someone because of race. so i really can't see where this is coming from. >> reporter: but where it may be headed? to a courtroom. the group reportedly plans to sue. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> good luck with that lawsuit. >> what do you think, counselor, any merit? >> i don't think so. no. and can they sing, really? >> that's the issue? >> it's a singing show. they were singing, they weren't lipsyncing. >> still taking digs at beyonce. but you know when you go on the show, they're going to embarrass you a little bit. >> their contracts say they have to disclose these criminal offenses and if you don't, you get terminated. >> and if you go out for a tv
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show, you're putting yourself out there for ridicule. still ahead, lambeau at mia? i don't know what that means. what was a fleet of lamborghinis doing on the runway at miami international airport? >> the answer is coming up right after this. you're watching "world news now." "world news no
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one runway at miami international airport was closed to airplanes to make way for a fleet of italian luxury sports cars. >> lamborghini says miami is one of its hottest markets, so it chose that location for its worldwide debut of its newest model. >> reporter: it was an only in miami moment. >> eight, seven, six. >> reporter: as 12 lamborghinis
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lined up side by side on the airport tarmac at mia. the goal was to make the roadster, lamborghini's new model, travel faster than a plane at takeoff. >> six, five, four, three -- >> for a plane to take off, it hits about 160 miles per hour. and these cars are hitting 190 miles per hour down the runway. >> reporter: creating a photo-op that's never been done before. >> two, one. >> to close one runway is something which we really appreciated. >> reporter: cool for car enthusiasts and lamborghini. but what dauz does the airport and the county get for shutting down a runway? we asked the county. >> we're not delaying any flights. >> reporter: and mia's deputy director. >> the reason we're partnering with them is because they're bringing a tremendous amount of business in the millions of dollars to the airport.
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>> reporter: he also says the invaluable exposure came at a minimal cost. 3:00 p.m. is the slowest time for the airport and yet this runway looked anything but. >> that must be a good ride. >> get this. top speed is 217 miles per hour. 0 to 62 in three seconds. and it sells for a mere $445,000. >> there it is. >> i like your license plate. >> that's right. man, i hate those crime cameras. they're everywhere these days. i had to foe back to my pinto after that. >> looking good in that car. >> i would love one. coming up, the advertisers with an advantage before the super bowl. stay tuned for "the mix." mix." [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up
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the game. apparently there's this whole trend they're putting the ads on youtube before the game for increased exposure. super bowl ads showed before the game get 600% more views. so just on monday alone, they saw this huge rush of 2013 ads that are already on youtube for volkswagen, century 21. according to youtube, 34 were online and 20 were withheld until the broadcast. so the ads that ran before the super bowl got 9 million views and those that waited got 1.3. so go to youtube first. hello. it's apparently a huge marketing boost for whatever you're trying to sell out there. so it's huge. and they say the game last year attracted 111 million folks, but the ads were viewed online more than 300 million times. so youtube could be a bigger audience than the super bowl. >> then you get on and watch it. >> check out those ads. >> i think i'm going to do that.
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this morning on "world news now," egypt on edge. what led protesters to unleash their anger across that country and for the government to now declare a state of emergency.
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>> the latest on a major curfew, the crackdown and what started this new wave of violence. it's tuesday, january 29th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. we'll take you live to cairo for the latest on the political unrest in just a moment. and then to brazil where investigators have uncovered disturbing new details after a deadly inferno in a popular nightclub. >> already arrests made in that case. so you can imagine the criminal ramifications, then the legal ramifications. and you have to wonder how libel the club will be. this thing is going to end up in court and it's going to be messy and horrific. the early stage of the fallout already beginning as that community continues to mourn. this is a big day for
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president obama. he will announce his plans for immigration reform today in the state of nevada. you'll hear how eight senators as we told you about yesterday, are pushing for similar reforms and what it means for the entire country. the most significant overhaul perhaps of our immigration system that we have seen in a long, long time. lots of talk for a couple of decades now. finally some action perhaps. >> and sort of an unlikely spokesperson to me. i think senator mccain has become the face of the eight senators and that's fascinating. >> he's had some very strong and blunt language why they're doing this. we'll get to that in a second. and later this half hour, chris brown gets in trouble again, and los angeles police are investigating serious allegations involving another singing star. we'll sort all of that out in "the skinny." >> sorry. i needed a little sip. i needed to cool down after hearing that chris brown news.
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back in trouble again. he had the rihanna incident, he had some other stuff. then the "gma" incident more than a year ago. >> never ending for him. >> man, chris, get it together. get a new pr person. let's get to some real news first. protesters in egypt have once again defied government orders and taken to the streets. >> the wave of political unrest began last week and spread to the rest of the country. now egypt's president is facing a major crisis. abc's lama hasan is joining us live this morning from cairo. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, sunny. a sign that they're anticipating more violence today, the u.s. embassy is closed for business. yesterday there were clashes near the embassy, with reports of police firing tear gas at the protesters. we're getting in reports now that a five-star luxury hotel is being attacked by protesters. breaking down the security barriers. they've managed to storm the lobby. we're hearing that special forces are on the scene right
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now to deal with this. this is a developing situation. even when we were driving in from the airport, we saw the remnants of the battle that had been taking place between the protesters and the police force for five consecutive days. as soon as you get close to tahrir square, one of the bridges leading into the square has been closed off to all traffic. as i said, people here are anticipating the violence to flare up once again later on in the day. >> lama, do we have a better sense yet at all exactly what do these protesters want? what is the goal in this messy transition to democracy? >> reporter: over the weekend here, we saw tens of thousands of angry protesters protesting against president mohamed morsi. they feel betrayed by the president. they say he hasn't kept his promise to change the country and introduce reforms. the opposition says he's autocratic and trying to introduce a constitution that
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doesn't protect freedom of expression and religion, and they say this goes against the revolution that toppled former president hosni mubarak. so they're unhappy and demanding a change from president morsi. >> lama, we heard that emergency law was ordered in three provinces in egypt. has that been enforced? >> exactly. despite this emergency law that was announced in the three provinces, the protesters defiantly took to the streets overnight and what sparked the violence over the weekend, particularly in port saed, was a verdict that sentenced 21 die-hard soccer fans to death for storming the field and attacking a rival team resulting in a blood bath. this took place last february. within minutes of the verdict, family members went on a rampage attacking police stations and government buildings. police fired back, killing at least 32 people and injuring
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hundreds. the army moved in to try to seize control. of course, egypt's cabinet has given the army more powers now, especially the power of arrest. but it is clear from the protesters that the fact that they defied this emergency law is a clear message to the president that they're not going anywhere. they're not going to back down. >> getting mubarak out of office perhaps the easy part, building a peaceful democracy, far more difficult. abc's lama hasan reporting live from cairo. thanks, lama. we'll be following the uncertain situation in egypt all day long on both "america this morning" and on "good morning america" and for in depth coverage, logon to abcnews.com. we're learning more about that terrible fire in brazil that took so many young lives. investigators say that the nightclub had no fire alarm, no sprinklers, no fire escape and only one exit. four people, two band members and the nightclub's co-owners, are in custody.
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the tragedy has raised new questions about whether brazil can ensure public safety at the world cup next year and the olympics in 2016. >> fair questions in the wake of the tragedy, that's for sure. and in other news, president obama travels to las vegas today to present his plans for immigration reform. yesterday, top lawmakers from both parties pledged to get a wide-ranging reform bill through the senate by summer. included would be a provision to grant legal status to more than 10 million illegal immigrants already in the country. >> let's create a system to bring them forward, allow them to settle their debt to society. >> senator john mccain concedes immigration reform is an especially keen issue for the republican party, which has seen support from hispanic voters drop dramatically. president obama is keeping the heat on congress in the firearms debate by meeting with police chiefs who have seen gun violence firsthand. he gathered with chiefs from aurora, colorado, newtown,
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connecticut and other communities yesterday at the white house. the chiefs urged mr. obama to focus on strengthening background checks and mental health systems. but they didn't quite agree on a new ban on assault weapons. >> that is going to be the most controversial part of that plan. some of the parents of children killed in last month's sandy hook elementary school shooting added their voices to the debate. before a group of connecticut state lawmakers they demanded better enforcement of their state's existing gun laws. >> the time is now. let the state of connecticut become an agent for change with respect to gun safety. our little man and every other child and adult who died that day deserve it. >> some parents also question why civilians would need semiautomatic military-style weapons. gun right supporters were there, as well. some even shouting their support
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for the second amendment. three months after hurricane sandy, the senate has approved a $50 billion aid deal and president obama says he will sign it as soon as it hits his desk. the money will go to residents, businesses and state and local governments trying to rebuild. the measure passed 62-36, with opposition from fiscal conservatives. even before the storm aid deal passed, people along the jersey shore were busy restoring the beach. that's right, they moved 1,000 donated christmas trees into trenches to help rebuild the dunes destroyed by sandy. the trees will trap the sand and form new dunes. >> it's amazing the uses for old christmas trees. in louisiana, they use them to rebuild some of the wetlands to help with the coastal erosion problem. >> i was wondering how it worked out logistically. but if it sort of forms the new dunes that are covered by the sand, that's a win-win for everyone. >> christmas never ends. it's the gift that keeps on
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giving. whatever helps. we showed you president obama with the police chiefs earlier, and that was serious business. but it wasn't all so serious yesterday at the white house. >> the basketball loving president welcomed the reigning nba champions, the miami heat. the players presented president obama with an autographed basketball and the traditional team jersey with, guess what? the president's name on it. >> the president is a big hoops fan. lebron james found himself a bit lost for words, pausing before he said excitedly, we're in the white house right now. momma, i made it. >> it's remarkable, because lebron james is a superstar. but meeting the president in the white house is just always an honor. >> it's got to be. that's got to be a very cool moment. for those of you that may care about such stats, the president is 6'1" and lebron is 6'8".
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>> he looks so puny and normally the president, who has this stature about him. >> he was like, what's up, lebron? how you doing? >> i noticed that. coming up later in the show, whitney houston's love life and who is revealing some interesting new details about it. >> and this story just boggles my mind, how brides to be apparently spend years planning their big day. even long before they find love. and this is a growing obsession. you'll find out more about that later. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by colognian penn life insurance.
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we have an update about a member of our abc news family. and a health alert just all rolled into one. we told you last week that barbara walters was in the hospital after taking a fall. >> doctors kept her there because she was running a temperature. and now they know why. here's abc's dr. richard besser. >> barbara has the chickenpox. yeah. apparently she's never had it as a child, so now she's being told to rest. she's not allowed any visitors, and we're telling you barbara, no scratching. >> reporter: it's not as rare as you might think. if you're over 25, there's a good chance you didn't get the chickenpox vaccine, introduced in 1995. and if you didn't get the vaccine and never had
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chickenpox, you could be just like barbara. about 30,000 get chickenpox every year. it's spread through the air and contact with those itchy spots. if you've never had chickenpox and never had the vaccine, you might want to get to a doctor's office and get it now. adult chickenpox isn't just inconvenient, it can lead to complications. like pneumonia and bacterial infection. in barbara's case, chickenpox is causing that annoying itching. >> those spots will spread even worse if you scratch them up. we love you and miss you, we just don't want to hug you. >> reporter: even if you're had the chickenpox, you can still get shingles. which is caused by the same virus. there's a separate vaccine recommended for everyone over 60. good news, barbara is doing great. key point to remember is, adults need to be worried not just about chickenpox, but shingles. very common, but painful. so if you're over 60, get that vaccine, too. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> that's a good tip. i didn't know there was a vaccination for shingles. >> yeah.
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very good to know. my grandmother had that and it was incredibly painful. so that chickenpox vaccine has been available since 1995, but one dose is not life long, it requires a second dose five years after the first one. if anyone can bounce back, it's barbara walters. but at that age, every health issue is potentially serious. she's 83 years old. you just hope that everything works out for the best. because at that age, everything is serious. but certainly she has the best health care money can buy. and she's barbara walters. that's the number one thing. so get well. we'll be rooting for you. coming up next, the tv actor who turned into a real-life crime fighter. yet again, chris brown's latest legal run-in with a serious allegation. "the skinny" is next. "world news now"
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♪ skinny, so skinny ♪ skinny, so skinny skinny in the house! >> that was good. that was good, willis. >> very good. give you a contract by the end of the week. whitney houston back in the news. there's a book coming out by her mother, cissy houston. she said she kind of wanted to put it out there so people didn't think the worst about her daughter. believe it or not, we're coming
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up on the one-year anniversary of whitney houston. remember that? it was the night before the grammys out there in beverly hills. but she reveals a few interesting details. one of which is the -- we've all talked about the impact bobby brown had on her life. according to the book, she says i do believe her life would have turned out differently. it would have been easier for her to get sober and stay sober. instead, she was with someone that wanted to party. to me, he never seemed to be a help to her in the way she needed. she has no contact with bobby brown these days. and she points out that whitney could be mean and difficult and in one line even said in my darkest moments i wondered whether she loved me. she always told me she did, but she didn't call me much or see me as much as i hoped she would. so a very honest book about whitney and that interesting mother-daughter relationship. >> always so interesting. >> especially when you add in fame and addiction and the spotlight. >> coming out today. going to be an interesting read. entertainers.
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chris brown, unbelievable. always in trouble. everybody remembers also before the grammys that he beat his then girlfriend rihanna. well, he's now being accused of beating up frank oceans over a parking spot, which is what gets me. apparently chris brown allegedly landed a punch sunday night in this fight. we have frank ocean then tweeting out, got jumped by chris and a couple of guys. lol. i only wish everest was there. one of his fingers is cut and he may not be able to play with two hands at the grammys and apparently he wants to press charges against chris brown. so i'm sure we'll hear a lot more about this. this is a problem for chris, because he's still on probation from the beatdown he gave rihanna. >> the man does have a few anger issues. >> clearly. >> at least he's beating up men. >> and running away from the scene. >> man, chris. >> this is true.
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>> taye digs we talked about the s.a.g. awards yesterday. he comes home and finds a robber in the garage. there he is with his wife. looking for items to steal in the garage. so he found this guy. when he tried to run away, tate chased the suspect down the street and was able to detain him until police arrived. the suspect was arrested for burglary. >> remember when ll cool j, somebody tried to rob him? not a good idea. >> that brother ain't going to get his groove back. >> that's right. and kris jenner, getting her own talk show. yep, it's going to be called "kris on spot." she's 57 years old and it will be produced by 20th television. >> i'm shocked another kardashian would seek the spotlight. and switch to olay pro-x. get cleansing results as effective as a $200 system. guaranteed or your money back. olay pro-x.
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beyonce, now you're dancing to her. just pointing that out. >> if she's lipsyncing, i'm not going to like that. >> planning a wedding, like mine and beyonce, takes a lot of work. that's why couples set a date with plenty of time to prepare. >> but some future brides are going to the extreme, nailing down all the details, except for one. here's abc's paula faris. >> reporter: she had planned the perfect wedding, from the dress to the flowers, she even booked the band. the only thing missing, the groom. >> i booked my band nine years in advance. i went up to them and i said i don't have a groom, but if you're still around, will you play my wedding? >> reporter: kate owens had been detailing her dream day for nearly a decade, ten years before she even met her prince charming. >> i knew the style of dress i
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wanted. i knew what style bridesmaids dresses i wanted. i knew the color scheme. i knew i wanted it to be outdoors. i think some people thought i was nuts. >> reporter: by the time she met mr. right, she had already assembled a wedding binder of ideas. >> nobody knew about the binder. it was just another binder on my shelf. >> reporter: not even engaged, she had to break it to my bo. >> once we got engaged, the jig was up. >> i was a little surprised at first. >> oh, my god, the wedding book? i haven't seen that since the fourth grade. >> first organized alphabetically, then geographically. >> reporter: a wedding expert says nearly 40% of the websites visitors are not yet engaged. they even have a section devoted to those dreamers, and it's one of the site's most popular message boards. for kate and shawn, when their big day arrived, they hadn't deviated much from the preplanning. and shawn even had a say. >> he picked out the tux that he wore and the suit and everything that the guys wore.
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so i just gave him a color scheme to work with. >> reporter: now they're gearing up for the next phase of their life, and naturally, there's a plan. >> we're working on starting a family, hopefully soon. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> it just seems so desperate. >> what's that smell? oh, desperation. that's that smell. >> that's what i would wear when we get married, rob. that's what i'm going to wear. >> whose wedding were we at, willie wonka's? what kind of graphic is that? at, willie wonka's? what kind of graphic is that? this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniac@ñbñ?xú?
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this morning on "world news now," president's proposal. president obama outlines his plan to overhaul immigration policies in a trip to nevada today.
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>> after eight senators presented their plans to help as many as 11 million illegal immigrants become u.s. citizens. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. we'll outline the bipartisan plan to address immigration in our top story. i think that's key to mention. it is now bipartisan. >> because both parties realize the growing political influence of hispanic voters in this country and everybody has a politically vested interest to get something done. so after years talking about it, 2013, bipartisan. this will be the year they finally stop talking and get to work. also this morning, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, khalid sheikh muhammad, appears in court. relatives of the world trade
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center victims got a glimpse of him for the first time. can you imagine? >> i really can't. inside that courtroom, it's unbelievable all these years later. also later this half hour, the movie that dramatized the osama bin laden takedown. washington insiders are carefully scrutinizing controversial scenes and we'll hear from the producer of the film "zero dark thirty." which you saw and loved, right? >> i thought it was terrific. you don't go to the movies, rob. >> i'm always a couple years behind. i'll still got to see like "e.t." >> oh, goodness. and then a frightening situation for one of hollywood's best known blond actresses. why january jones is struggling with hair loss at such a young age. and something a lot of women struggle with. so that's going to be an interesting story. >> you think bald, you typically think men struggle to keep their follicles in place. but women, too. she's young for that. but first, the president heads west today, trying to sell
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his version of immigration reform. his trip to nevada comes just one day after top lawmakers revealed a plan which is similar to the white house proposal. >> it would grant legal status for millions who are in the country illegally. with more on this, here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: it would be a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country. a long, difficult path. >> let's create a system to bring them forward, allow them to settle their debt to society. >> reporter: here's how the bipartisan proposal would work. undocumented immigrants would register with the government for temporary status. and while their background checks are under way, they could immediately get right to work. but there would be fines and back taxes to pay and immigrants applying for permanent residency would have to get in line, the back of the line. citizenship could take as long as 15 years.
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for the first time ever, obtaining legal residency would mean having to speak english and pass a civics test. there would also be a beefed up border. >> i think after the election finally the country is realizing that you cannot have two classes of people in this country. >> reporter: foreign documented immigrants like sophia campos, it could mean no longer living in hiding. >> when an entire government is telling you blatantly that you are worth less than the person next to you, that hurts. it hurts your dignity more than anything. >> reporter: for the recent college grad, being undocumented means not knowing if she can get a job. for her babysitter mother, it means not being able to return to peru to visit sick family. you used the word in prison. >> it's a different kind of life. people who feel safe in this country and people who are like me. >> reporter: people like her who may soon come out of the shadows. cecilia vega, abc news, los
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angeles. >> i just want to reiterate some of the things you heard in that piece, laying out the process. some senators say it's a pretty arduous process. they must register with the government or lose some of the opportunities. go through the criminal background check. have to pay any previous taxes that they have not paid. and for the first time in u.s. history, be required to speak english. so there is a pathway to citizenship, but a few significant hurdles to cross financially and linguistically. >> the financial piece is going to be difficult. linguistically, a lot of latinos that don't speak english certainly want to. so that piece i think is coming in. and once you're immersed in a certain language, if you're in the united states, you can pick it up. but the financial piece could be a barrier to entry for so many people. >> these are all broad strokes. there's not a word of legislation written yet.
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these are just the principles going forward. so there's still a lot of digging, but senator mccain said, we've been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawns, serve our food, cheap our homes and even watch our children and not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great. let's create a system to bring them forward, settle their debt to society and fulfill the necessary requirements to become law abiding citizens of this country. >> remember there was that time when people in the latino community were saying why don't all of those folks that have those jobs stay home and we'll see how america functions. and it's true. this is supposed to be the land of opportunity and you have all of these folks here working hard. i'm not talking about the people who have criminal activity. but people that are just good abiding citizens or not citizens but good abiding people. why not give them some sort of path to citizenship? >> and we'll see. again, the devil is in the details. we'll see what unfolds. it's been another night of
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unrest on the streets of egypt's largest cities. thousands marched in direct defiance of a nighttime curfew and state of emergency. nearly 60 people have died in the violence, which broke out last week and quickly spread across the country. the white house has called for a serious dialogue between the egyptian president and his opponents. turning now to brazil. a crowd of mourners marched through the city of santa maria last night demanding justice for victims of the nightclub fire. investigators say many of those inside the club were doomed by major safety violations. there was no fire alarm, no fire escape and no sprinklers. police are now demanding answers from the co-owners and two members of the band taken into custody. >> where is the code enforcement in that country? how can that be allowed? just unreal. in other news, hearings will continue in cuba for alleged 9/11 mastermind khalid sheikh
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muhammad and four other terror suspects. the trial is at least a year away, but some of the people who lost loved ones in the attacks got a chance to see the defendants in person from behind a glass in the back of the courtroom. >> i can't even comprehend it. and so to look at them, i just wonder what made them do such a horrible thing. >> if convicted, they could get the death penalty. one defendant fired one of his lawyers yesterday saying simply he did not trust him. the fbi confirmed what gun shop owners have been saying for weeks, that is that firearms are in great demand since the newtown shooting tragedy. the week after the massacre was the busiest ever for firearm permit background checks, followed by the week that the president announced new gun control measures. during the entire month of december, nearly 2.8 million background checks were filed, beating a new -- beating an fbi record.
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some of those filings were from buyers purchasing more than one gun. and those background checks were exactly what several police chiefs were urging president obama to strengthen during their meeting at the white house. the chiefs know gun violence firsthand, that's because they came from communities that saw mass shootings recently. including newtown, connecticut and aurora, colorado. they also told the president to push for better mental health programs. more gun violence to report this morning. a doctor has been shot and killed at a clinic in southern california. he was found in an examination room yesterday with multiple gunshot wounds. police arrested a man who was in the same room. some witnesses say the doctor was a urologist and the suspect was a patient. detectives are still looking for a motive. investigators are linking a salmonella scare to ground beef. 16 illnesses have been reported, most in michigan, after many of the victims ate a raw hamburger
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dish. as a precaution, more than 1,000 pounds of ground beef were recalled at detroit area stores. half of the victims went to the hospital with salmonella symptoms. the cdc warns against eating any uncooked meat. >> raw hamburger doesn't sound good, regardless of salmonella. >> it doesn't sound tasty. >> just cook the burger. we should say that a fan who was injured when this next incident took place has already been released from the hospital. he's okay, but don't try this at home. a snowmobile and its rider at the winter x games and it all goes completely wrong. a fan actually suffered a knee injury in all of this when the snowmobile took off into the crowd. the guy who attempted the stunt, jackson strong, was just fine. >> he had cat-like reflexes. see how he jumped up and ran out of the way? >> after an impact like that, he managed to scramble. >> cat-like.
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>> another sport for folks braver than i. >> i'm with you on that. hot tottie at the lodge. >> i'm at the lodge. sure is pretty. here's your tuesday forecast. 80-mile-an-hour winds and damaging hail around memphis and little rock. violent storms from texas to illinois. rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. in the rockies, milder with morning fog in the northeast. >> 48 in new york. that sounds warm compared to last week. rainy with a near record high of 60 in chicago. 70s from dallas to new orleans. 40s in the pacific northwest. >> and it's ridiculous, because i feel like it was toasty outside after the 19 degrees and the windchill factor and all that. i walked out today no gloves, no hat. >> i'll take 48. well, friday is a big day. not only is it the beginning of this year's black history month, but the start of american heart month. >> dozens of people in indianapolis were so excited for
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heart month kickoff event heart month tipoff event yesterday called the red dress dash. even though most of them were wearing dresses, it was not just for women. >> american heart month is meant to raise awareness about heart disease. that is the number one killer of women in the u.s. obviously a serious issue with a pretty fun kickoff event there in indiana. good cause, all that red. >> nice dresses. coming up next, expert advice to avoid wasting food and wasting money. and the blond bombshell from "mad men," why actress january jones is concerned about losing her hair. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan,
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"zero dark thirty" has sparked huge box office buzz and apparently a senate investigation. lawmakers say the movie suggests waterboarding helped uncover information that led to osama bin laden. >> but the screen writer says the investigation is a dangerous pursuit. with more on this, here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: mark bole, an investigative reporter and oscar award winner for "hurt locker" wrote and produced "zero dark thirty." what has some on capitol hill so angry? it is the film's depiction that waterboarding and other forms of so-called coercive interrogation helped lead to osama bin laden. in december, a group of powerful senators, including the chair of the intelligence committee, dianne feinstein, wrote the cia requesting documents and information related to the cia's cooperation with the makers of
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"zero dark thirty." >> it is based on actual events and firsthand accounts and i took notes. you compile that research and dramatize it. >> reporter: according to him, no movie has been the subject of such congressional scrutiny since the '40s, when the fear of communism tore through washington. >> possible communist penetration of the hollywood film industry. >> reporter: we're standing in the shadow of capitol hill and you have dianne feinstein launching this investigation to see how you got your information. >> i think she crosses a line when you start investigating the origins of a motion picture. i worry about the precedent and i think it can show writers and studios who might be interested in releasing this material. >> very simply, is he there, yes or no? >> reporter: but there is one central figure who seems unfazed by the film, the man who was the director of the cia when the bin laden raid occurred and is now
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defense secretary, leon panetta. was it factual in ways? >> i think they did a good job of indicating how some of this was pieced together. >> reporter: in terms of the enhanced interrogation, that has created a lot of controversy. did you think that was an accurate portrayal in that movie? >> i was not a part of, you know, of those decisions and never did see or witness anything like that. so i can't tell you whether it was accurate or not. obviously it was something that was used, as i indicated in the past. i know obviously there was some bits of information that came from that. >> reporter: whatever the outcome of the senate investigation, they seem determined to keep pushing ahead. martha raddatz in washington. >> only a few select folks really know the full story. like any juicy story, only the select few really know. >> like a cool cucumber, did you see that? >> the point is, we got him. all we need to know is the ending. we'll be right back, everybody. stay with us.
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america is the land of plenty, but there's plenty of waste. the average family throws out about $190 of food every month. >> sometimes even when you think you're being frugal, you could be making costly mistakes. here's abc's amy robach. >> reporter: meet rebecca dickinson, a stay at home mom feeding a family of four. she makes breakfast, packs school lunches and cooks dinner for her two kids and husband, jeff. who is a financial planner. what would you say your weekly food bill is? >> $300, probably. >> reporter: so about $1,200 a month to $1,400. >> yeah. >> reporter: how much of that monthly bill goes to waste?
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to find out, we set up a real money experiment, following the dickinson's for an entire week, setting up cameras in their shopping cart, the refrigerator, the pantry, even weighing their trash. so we brought in marcus samuelsson for a little kitchen confidential. on the way to the dickinson's, we watched what our cameras caught on tape and saw leftovers like taco meat and stews and unused spinach and vegetables. all thrown away. here's a challenge, throwing out produce. >> when we think the food doesn't look fresh, it probably has a couple more days. >> reporter: because the use-by date, the sell-by date is different than the expiration. >> absolutely. >> reporter: which brings us to the first tip, learn the lingo. sell by or used by doesn't mean toss by. often you can eat it up to seven days later. next tip, plan your plate. portion sizes don't have to be supersized. >> the protein can be a little smaller. >> reporter: a single serving of protein is just three ounces.
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the size of a deck of cards. and tip three, where you store your food matters. zone your fridge. >> anything that has liquids, i always say put it further down in the refrigerator. >> reporter: the bottom is the coldest, where dairy, eggs and liquids should be kept. the top shelf and the doors tend to be warmer. so what did our cameras find? don't feel bad, because this is on par with the rest of america. but you threw out 13 pounds of food in a week. >> holy cow. all right. >> that's pretty ridiculous. >> reporter: you're a finance guy. you know what that means. >> means money. >> reporter: by cutting the waste, they can save more than $4,000 a year. amy robach, abc news, morristown, new jersey. >> wow. >> i don't know what those people are talking about. up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine
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♪ now i'm lying on the cold hard ground ♪ i love that song. >> are you a taylor swift fan now? >> it's not bad. >> what boyfriend is it about? >> true. finally "mad men" star january jones has something new to see red about. she's losing her hair. >> it may be an occupational hazard for certain performers who change their look all the time, but as abc's tonya rivero reports, it could be a danger for other women, too. >> reporter: she's best known for playing don draper's ex-wife betty on the hit show "mad men." but now 35-year-old actress january jones is admitting looks can be deceiving, at least when it comes to hair. she says her hair is falling out in clumps, adding she should just shave it and wear a wig. jones believes it's from changing her color so much over the past year.
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take a look. she's gone from bombshell blonde, radiant red, back to blonde, then brunette, then blonde again. many hairstylists warn against excessive coloring. >> the chemicals that are used, overfrequency with coloring your hair can result in breakage and hair loss. >> reporter: doctors say genetics and medical conditions may play major roles in female hair loss. but for celebs, who must present ever-changing looks, overprocessing can be troublesome. take the case of kelly osbourne, two has seemingly experienced every hair color under the sun. three years ago, she admitted to getting bald patches after a hair colorist forgot about her in the chair, telling the guardian newspaper i felt like i had been electrocuted and burst into tears. lady gaga, a natural brunette, has also discussed the difficulties of maintaining her
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signature platinum blonde look, saying she must occasionally get a chemical haircut, because my blonde hair is falling out. >> my advice to anyone who colors their hair too much would be make sure you're using the right products for what you're doing, let's say highlights and covering gray, and make sure you're conditioning enough. >> reporter: tonya rivero, abc news, new york. >> the things y'all women do for beauty. >> beauty first. >> i don't understand that. >> fashion and beauty first, always. >> whatever color you pick, whether you like it or not, it looks better than kojak. keep it real. looks better than kojak. keep it real.
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this morning on "world news now," policy shift. the boy scouts consider a dramatic end to a ban kept in place for a century. >> the scouts may decide within
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days to allow gay members and troop leaders. it's tuesday, january 29th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. there's mixed reaction to the boy scout's decision, and we will have that in our top story. then to brazil and the nightclub inferno that trapped so many young people trying to find a way out. there is disturbing new information on what investigators call a firetrap. >> what was not in that building is staggering. basic fundamental safety. >> shocking. >> it really is. a lot of questions still to come. also this morning, a pre-super bowl heist with poultry producers concerned about a shortage of chicken wings coming up for the big game. police in the atlanta area say they're a very hot item. >> no question.
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you need chicken wings for the super bowl. >> it's what the lord wants. >> it's not the super bowl without it. later, serious allegations against the producers of "american idol" who is making claims that could turn into a legal drama. >> between mariah and nicki minaj mess. >> now we have accusations of racism on the show. rough start to that season. but details coming up in just a second. but first, rethinking a century-old tradition. the boy scouts of america may do an about face when it comes to homosexuality within its ranks. >> they're considering a major shift in its long-standing policy by welcoming openly gay scouts and leaders. more from abc's larry jacobs. >> reporter: for generations, the boy scouts of america have adhered to a strict policy that excluded gays. but after years of protest, the iconic institution is poised to make a radical change that could open the door to gay scouts and scout leaders. ryan wanted to be an eagle
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scout, but after earning the 21 merit badges. he was denied. his father said the change is overdo. >> the short answer is, it's about time. one of the points of the scout law is you have to be honest and trustworthy. and these kids have not been allowed to do that. >> reporter: boy scouts are criticized for firing a lesbian mom who became a den leader. so her son could become a cub scout. >> i'm not a distraction. we're moms and we're americans. >> reporter: the proposal under consideration would give different religious and civic groups that sponsor scout group the authority whether to continue the ban or open their membership to gays. when it comes to having gays as scout leaders, there's a wide gap of opinion. among americans under age 30, 60% say they should be allowed. but only 39% of those over 50 agree. over the years, the boy scouts lost sponsorship of public schools and corporations discrimination of any kind.
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some say it will strengthen scouting, others strongly disagree. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> there is an important subtext, that these individual troops will is it still have the right for themselves whether to open up the membership or keep the policy in place. >> it's a requirement. it should be a requirement. how do you get to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation? how do you say i'm not going to allow you into my group? >> there's a lot of debate. the board of the boy scouts, national board is going to meet february 6 in a meeting closed to the public. so we're still a few days out from this becoming formal policy. it's not an absolute insistence. it's just saying you have the right to decide for yourselves. >> how is it right to discriminate against somebody because of their sexual orientation. the bigger picture here in terms of gay rights, you're seeing this surge of activity. first you had don't ask, don't
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tell, then the president same-sex marriage and now the boy scouts moving that way. you saw from the stats, a generational issue, younger people coming of age politically. this ain't a big deal to the under 30 crowd. >> now the over 50 are having an issue. senator john kerry could be approved as the next secretary of state by the end of the day. the massachusetts democrat has faced no major opposition in the senate. kerry will have to wait a couple of days to be sworn in. hillary clinton isn't leaving the job until friday. >> kerry inheriting a full plate. you look at syria, egypt, afghanistan. a lot on his plate. also it opens up that senate seat in massachusetts. so now the rumor is that scott brown could run again and brown, a moderate republican by most definitions, could run again and would be favored to get his seat back. >> it's going to be interesting, because it will be a special election, right? that's going to be held june
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25th. the primary will be in late april. >> interesting. so a new era begins in the state department. there are growing demands for justice in brazil after that deadly nightclub fire. investigators stay it's clear the club had some serious safety violations and now four men are being questioned by police. abc's matt gutman reports now from santa maria. >> reporter: families shattered by tragedy. coffins and photos, all that's left of loved ones. arrests are being made. the club had no alarm, no sprinklers and no fire escapes. it was just after 2:00 a.m. sunday when this photo posted on twitter allegedly showed the moment the band on stage fired pyrotechnics, igniting the ceiling. flames and smoke spread fast. college students panicked, rushing to the only exit. but witnesses say at first, security guards stopped people
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from leaving, thinking they hadn't paid their bills. in that dark chaos, hundreds crushed against the exit, dropping from smoke inhalation, their bodies blocking the door. hundreds would die trapped. others went to the bathrooms for exits. in 2003, it was a nightclub fire in rhode island. 100 dead, 40 jammed and killed at one door when there were three other exits. >> you only have seconds to react and make a decision as to what you're going to do. >> reporter: safety experts say whether headed to a movie theater, a restaurant, there are lessons. first, look around, not just at how you came in, but all the exits and how to reach them. research shows us in the chaos, 80% will just go with the flow, breaking from the crowd and reaching one of those other exits could save your life. if there is a fire, keep your body low. temperatures near the floor
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could be 1,000 degrees cooler, buying you time. the air here is still heavy with smoke and people have been leaving flowers and bouquets. the mourning here has just begun. >> that was matt gutman reporting from brazil. we're learning new details about a rare medical procedure for a wounded warrior from new york. brendan was the first soldier to survive losing all four limbs in the iraq war. surgeons at johns hopkins have given the 26-year-old vet a double arm transplant. it was only the 7th time such an operation has been performed here in the u.s. he has tweeted he can feel his new arms a little. more details will come during his news conference today. >> kind of puts other problems in perspective when you see someone like that. from an inspiring story to one that's not. atlanta police are on the hunt for at least 15 people who followed a car into a foot locker and helped themselves to the merchandise.
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the car used to smash into the store was abandoned. this is the second time in a week that a smash and grab heist was staged in that same area. also from northern georgia, two men were arrested for stealing chicken wings. no small amount of wings either renaldo jackson and dee wayne patterson are accused of stealing $65,000 worth of frozen tyson's chicken wings. that's about 26,000 pounds. the alleged heist took place on the same weekend at the nfl divisional playoffs, with warnings of an upcoming chicken wing shortage. >> my, my. super bowl fans, we want to see your team spirit for the ravens and 49ers. show your team pride by tweeting us your photos or sharing a short video clip. go to our facebook page or e-mail your pictures. e mail@wnnfans.com. and please be creative and keep it clean, keep it family
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friendly, please. please. >> let's see some costumes, maybe some tats. something creative. give us something good. here's a look at your tuesday weather, everybody. severe storms from the gulf coast into the midwest with memphis and little rock expecting the worst of it. showers from seattle to portland, up to a foot of mountain snow in the northwest. a few inches in the northwest. milder and foggy with morning drizzle from boston to the nation's capital. >> a few near record highs. 83 in orlando and 60 in chicago. 20s from billings to fargo. upper 50s from sacramento to phoenix. and rob, even you can enjoy this way of getting down the slopes. that's why this is our favorite story of the day. >> it's called skouching, as in skiing on a couch. you nail skis to a couch, go to
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the top of a hill and let gravity do its thing and take the ride down. if you don't understand the rose bud reference, here's a hit. citizen cane. >> they say there aren't many rules, just be safe and have fun. my question is, how do these things just start up? who decides i'm going to attach some skis to a lounger and go skiing. >> one word -- alcohol. i would much rather have taken the couch down than falling the way i fell out there in beautiful park city, utah. great town, but i took some tumbles out there. i'll take the lazy boy any day of the week, with my chicken wings. coming up next, the advertisers gaining an advantage before the super bowl. >> and sexy sports cars racing along a busy airport runway. get the story behind this revved up stunt. you're watching "world news now."
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there it is. >> love "american idol."
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but there's trouble on the set of "american idol," which it isn't just the feuding between judges mariah carey and nicky mu knowledge. which was so uncomfortable to watch, in my opinion. the show may be facing a lawsuit. >> nine former contestants claim they were booted from the show because of their race. abc's cecilia vega reports. >> reporter: it is the hit show where singers can get the boot for missing a note. but can they also get the boot from "american idol" simply based on their race? nine former contestants filed a legal complaint against the show, reportedly claiming they were kicked off for that very reason. according to tmz, they said the show tried to humiliate african-american contestants, many with arrest records, by exposing their past for ratings. their lawyer says, it is an issue for the courts. producers and the show's network fox, aren't commenting. of all the people who were taken
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off of the program, they have been all african-americans. is that a coincidence? it's hard to tell. >> reporter: contestants including cory clark, disqualified after a battery arrest. and semifinalist jared andrews sent packing over an assault charge. ♪ and i don't need >> reporter: producers booted the twins after identify theft charges surfaced. and season nine, he was disqualified over questions whether he was still tied to a boy band. >> i don't recall a time when i felt discriminated against. >> reporter: season six finalist says the one thing "american idol" isn't is racist. three of the show's past winners are black. other contestants say singers are required to disclose arrests. season four's solomon says, i was clearly informed of all grounds for disqualifications
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stated in our contract. "idol" has changed my life for the better. >> i didn't feel like there was any special attention given to someone because of race. so i really can't see where this is coming from. >> reporter: but where it may be headed? to a courtroom. the group reportedly plans to sue. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> good luck with that lawsuit. >> what do you think, counselor, any merit? >> i don't think so. no. and can they sing, really? >> that's the issue? >> it's a singing show. they were singing, they weren't lipsyncing. >> still taking digs at beyonce. but you know when you go on the show, they're going to embarrass you a little bit. >> their contracts say they have to disclose these criminal offenses and if you don't, you
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get terminated. >> and if you go out for a tv show, you're putting yourself out there for ridicule. still ahead, lambeau at mia? i don't know what that means. what was a fleet of lamborghinis doing on the runway at miami international airport? >> the answer is coming up right after this. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues s
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one runway at miami international airport was closed to airplanes to make way for a fleet of italian luxury sports cars. >> lamborghini says miami is one of its hottest markets, so it chose the airport there for its worldwide debut of its newest model. >> reporter: it was an only in miami moment.
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>> eight, seven, six. >> reporter: as 12 lamborghinis lined up side by side on the airport tarmac at mia. the goal was to make the roadster, lamborghini's new model, travel faster than a plane at takeoff. >> six, five, four, three -- >> for a plane to take off, it hits about 160 miles per hour. and these cars are hitting 190 miles per hour down the runway. >> reporter: creating a photo-op that's never been done before. >> three, two, one. >> to close one runway is something which we really appreciated. >> reporter: cool for car enthusiasts and lamborghini. but what does the airport and the county get for shutting down a runway? we asked the county. >> we're not delaying any flights. >> reporter: and mia's deputy director. >> the reason we're partnering with them is because they're bringing a tremendous amount of business in the millions of dollars to the airport.
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>> reporter: he also says the invaluable exposure came at a minimal cost. 3:00 p.m. is the slowest time for the airport and yet this runway looked anything but. >> that must be a good ride. >> get this. top speed is 217 miles per hour. 0 to 62 in three seconds. and it sells for a mere $445,000. >> there it is. >> i like your license plate. >> that's right. man, i hate those crime cameras. they're everywhere these days. i had to go back to my pinto after that. >> looking good in that car. >> i would love one. coming up, the advertisers with an advantage before the super bowl. stay tuned for "the mix." mix." [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up
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apparently there's this whole trend they're putting the ads on youtube before the game for increased exposure. super bowl ads showed before the game get 600% more views. so just on monday alone, they saw this huge rush of 2013 ads that are already on youtube for volkswagen, century 21. according to youtube, 34 were online and 20 were withheld until the broadcast before last year's game. so the ads that ran before the super bowl got 9 million views and those that waited got 1.3. so go to youtube first. hello. it's apparently a huge marketing boost for whatever you're trying to sell out there. so it's huge. and they say the game last year attracted 111 million folks, but the ads were viewed online more than 300 million times. so youtube could be a bigger audience than the super bowl. >> then you get on and watch it. >> check out those ads. >> i think i'm going to do that.
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this morning on "world news now," egypt on edge. what led protesters to unleash their anger across that country and for the government to now
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declare a state of emergency. >> the latest on a major curfew, the crackdown and what started this new wave of violence. it's tuesday, january 29th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. we'll take you live to cairo for the latest on the political unrest in just a moment. and then to brazil where investigators have uncovered disturbing new details after a deadly inferno in a popular nightclub. >> already arrests made in that case. so you can imagine the criminal ramifications, then the legal ramifications. and you have to wonder how libel the club will be. this thing is going to end up in court and it's going to be messy and horrific. the early stage of the fallout already beginning as that community continues to mourn. this is a big day for president obama. he will announce his plans for immigration reform today in the state of nevada.
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you'll hear how eight senators as we told you about yesterday, are pushing for similar reforms and what it means for the entire country. the most significant overhaul perhaps of our immigration system that we have seen in a long, long time. lots of talk for a couple of decades now. finally some action perhaps. >> and sort of an unlikely spokesperson to me. i think senator mccain has become the face of the eight senators and that's fascinating. >> he's had some very strong and blunt language why they're doing this. we'll get to that in a second. and later this half hour, chris brown gets in trouble again, and los angeles police are investigating serious allegations involving another singing star. we'll sort all of that out in "the skinny." >> sorry. i needed a little sip. >> needed to have some caffeine at 2:00 in the morning. >> i needed to cool down after hearing that chris brown news.
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back in trouble again. he had the rihanna incident, he had some other stuff. then the "gma" incident more than a year ago. >> never ending for him. >> man, chris, get it together. get a new pr person. let's get to some real news first. protesters in egypt have once again defined government orders and taken to the streets. >> the wave of political unrest began last week and spread to the rest of the country. now egypt's president is facing a major crisis. abc's lama hasan is joining us live this morning from cairo. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, sunny. a sign that they're anticipating more violence today, the u.s. embassy is closed for business. yesterday there were clashes near the embassy, with reports of police firing tear gas at the protesters. we're getting in reports now that a five-star luxury hotel is being attacked by protesters. breaking down the security barriers. they've managed to storm the lobby. we're hearing that special forces are on the scene right now to deal with this. this is a developing situation.
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even when we were driving in from the airport, we saw the remnants of the battle that had been taking place between the protesters and the police force for five consecutive days. as soon as you get close to tahrir square, one of the bridges leading into the square has been closed off to all traffic. as i said, people here are anticipating the violence to flare up once again later on in the day. >> lama, do we have a better sense yet at all exactly what do these protesters want? what is the goal in this messy transition to democracy? >> reporter: over the weekend here, we saw tens of thousands of angry protesters protesting against president mohamed morsi. they feel betrayed by the president. they say he hasn't kept his promise to change the country and introduce reforms. the opposition says he's autocratic and trying to introduce a constitution that doesn't protect freedom of
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expression and religion, and they say this goes against the revolution that toppled former president hosni mubarak. so they're unhappy and demanding a change from president morsi. >> lama, we heard that emergency law was ordered in three provinces in egypt. has that been enforced? >> exactly. despite this emergency law that was announced in the three provinces, the protesters defiantly took to the streets overnight and what sparked the violence over the weekend, particularly in port saed, was a verdict that sentenced 21 die-hard soccer fans to death for storming the field and attacking a rival team resulting in a blood bath. this took place last february. within minutes of the verdict, family members went on a rampage attacking police stations and government buildings. police fired back, killing at least 32 people and injuring hundreds.
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the army moved in to try to seize control. of course, egypt's cabinet has given the army more powers now, especially the power of arrest. but it is clear from the protesters that the fact that they defied this emergency law is a clear message to the president that they're not going anywhere. they're not going to back down. >> getting mubarak out of office perhaps the easy part, building a peaceful democracy, far more difficult. abc's lama hasan reporting live from cairo. thanks, lama. we'll be following the uncertain situation in egypt all day long look for live updates on both "america this morning" and on "good morning america." and for in depth coverage, logon to abcnews.com. we're learning more about that terrible fire in brazil that took so many young lives. investigators say that the nightclub had no fire alarm, no sprinklers, no fire escape and only one exit. four people, two band members and the nightclub's co-owners,
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are in custody. the tragedy has raised new questions about whether brazil can ensure public safety at the world cup next year and the olympics in 2016. >> fair questions in the wake of the tragedy, that's for sure. and in other news, president obama travels to las vegas today to present his plans for immigration reform. yesterday, top lawmakers from both parties pledged to get a wide-ranging reform bill through the senate by summer. included would be a provision to grant legal status to more than 10 million illegal immigrants already in the country. >> let's create a system to bring them forward, allow them to settle their debt to society. >> senator john mccain concedes immigration reform is an especially keen issue for the republican party, which has seen support from hispanic voters drop dramatically. president obama is keeping the heat on congress in the firearms debate by meeting with police chiefs who have seen gun violence firsthand. he gathered with chiefs from
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aurora, colorado, newtown, connecticut and other communities yesterday at the white house. the chiefs urged mr. obama to focus on strengthening background checks and mental health systems. but they didn't quite agree on a new ban on assault weapons. >> that is going to be the most controversial part of that plan. some of the parents of children killed in last month's sandy hook elementary school shooting added their voices to the debate. before a group of connecticut state lawmakers they demanded better enforcement of their state's existing gun laws. >> the time is now. let the state of connecticut become an agent for change with respect to gun safety. our little man and every other child and adult who died that day deserve it. >> some parents also question why civilians would need semiautomatic military-style weapons. gun right supporters were there, as well. some even shouting their support for the second amendment. three months after hurricane sandy, the senate has approved a
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$50 billion aid deal and president obama says he will sign it as soon as it hits his desk. the money will go to residents, businesses and state and local governments trying to rebuild. the measure passed 62-36, with opposition from fiscal conservatives. even before the storm aid deal passed, people along the jersey shore were busy restoring the beach. that's right. student volunteers and seaside park moved 1,000 donated christmas trees into trenches to help rebuild the dunes destroyed by sandy. the trees will trap the sand and form new dunes. >> it's amazing the uses for old christmas trees. in louisiana, they use them to rebuild some of the wetlands to help with the coastal erosion problem. >> i was wondering how it worked out logistically. but if it sort of forms the new dunes that are covered by the sand, that's a win-win for everyone. >> christmas never ends. it's the gift that keeps on giving.
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whatever helps. we showed you president obama with the police chiefs earlier, and that was serious business. but it wasn't all so serious yesterday at the white house. >> the basketball loving president welcomed the reigning nba champions, the miami heat. the players presented president obama with an autographed basketball and the traditional team jersey with, guess what? the president's name on it. >> the president is a big hoops fan. lebron james found himself a bit lost for words, pausing before he said excitedly, we're in the white house right now. momma, i made it. >> it's remarkable, because lebron james is a superstar. but meeting the president in the white house is just always an honor. >> it's got to be. that's got to be a very cool moment. for those of you that may care about such stats, the president is 6'1" and lebron is 6'8". >> he looks so puny and normally the president, who has this stature about him. >> he was like, what's up,
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lebron? how you doing? >> i noticed that. coming up later in the show, whitney houston's love life and who is revealing some interesting new details about it. and this story just boggles my mind, how brides to be apparently spend years planning their big day. even long before they find love. and this is a growing obsession. you'll find out more about that later. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by colonel penn life insurance.
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we have an update about a member of our abc news family. and a health alert just all rolled into one. we told you last week that barbara walters was in the hospital after taking a fall. >> doctors kept her there because she was running a temperature. and now they know why. here's abc's dr. richard besser. >> barbara has the chickenpox. yeah. apparently she's never had it as a child, so now she's being told to rest. she's not allowed any visitors, and we're telling you barbara, no scratching. >> reporter: it's not as rare as you might think. if you're over 25, there's a good chance you didn't get the chickenpox vaccine, introduced in 1995. and if you didn't get the vaccine and never had chickenpox, you could be just like barbara. about 30,000 adults get
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chickenpox every year. it's spread through the air and contact with those itchy spots. if you've never had chickenpox and never had the vaccine, you might want to get to a doctor's office and get it now. adult chickenpox isn't just inconvenient, it can lead to complications. like pneumonia, brain inflammation and bacterial infections. in barbara's case, chickenpox is causing that annoying itching. >> those spots will spread even worse if you scratch them up. we love you and miss you, we just don't want to hug you. >> reporter: even if you're had the chickenpox, you can still get shingles. which is caused by the same virus. there's a separate vaccine recommended for everyone over 60. good news, barbara is doing great. key point to remember is, adults need to be worried not just about chickenpox, but shingles. very common, but painful. so if you're over 60, get that vaccine, too. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> that's a good tip. i didn't know there was a vaccination for shingles. >> yeah. very good to know. my grandmother had that and it
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was incredibly painful. so that chickenpox vaccine has been available since 1995, but one dose is not life long, it requires a second dose five years after the first one. if anyone can bounce back, it's barbara walters. but at that age, every health issue is potentially serious. she's 83 years old. first it was the fall and a little bit of a fever and now chickenpox. you just hope that everything works out for the best. because at that age, everything is serious. but certainly she has the best health care money can buy. and she's barbara walters. that's the number one thing. so get well. we'll be rooting for you. coming up next, the tv actor who turned into a real-life crime fighter. yet again, chris brown's latest legal run-in with a serious allegation. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc @ñbññcñ?
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♪ skinny, so skinny skinny in the house! >> that was good. that was good, willis. >> very good. give you a contract by the end of the week. whitney houston back in the news. there's a book coming out by her mother, cissy houston. she said she kind of wanted to put it out there so people didn't think the worst about her daughter. believe it or not, we're coming up on the one-year anniversary of whitney houston. remember that? it was the night before the
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grammys out there in beverly hills. but she reveals a few interesting details. one of which is the -- we've all talked about the impact bobby brown had on her life. according to the book, she says i do believe her life would have turned out differently. it would have been easier for her to get sober and stay sober. instead, she was with someone that wanted to party. to me, he never seemed to be a help to her in the way she needed. she has no contact with bobby brown these days. and she points out that whitney could be mean and difficult and in one line even said in my darkest moments i wondered whether she loved me. she always told me she did, but she didn't call me much or see me as much as i hoped she would. so a very honest book about whitney and that interesting mother-daughter relationship. >> always so interesting. >> especially when you add in fame and addiction and the spotlight. >> coming out today. going to be an interesting read. entertainers. chris brown, unbelievable.
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always in trouble. everybody remembers also before the grammys that he beat his then girlfriend rihanna. well, he's now being accused of beating up frank oceans over a parking spot, which is what gets me. apparently chris brown allegedly landed a punch sunday night in this fight. we have frank ocean then tweeting out, got jumped by chris and a couple of guys. lol. i only wish everest was there. everest is his mountain dog. one of his fingers is cut and he may not be able to play with two hands at the grammys and apparently he wants to press charges against chris brown. so i'm sure we'll hear a lot more about this. this is a problem for chris, because he's still on probation from the beatdown he gave rihanna. >> the man does have a few anger issues. >> clearly. >> at least he's beating up men. >> and running away from the scene. >> man, chris. >> this is true.
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taye diggs we talked about the s.a.g. awards. he comes home and finds a robber in the garage. there he is with his wife. looking for items to steal in the garage. so he found this guy. when he tried to run away, tate chased the suspect down the street and was able to detain him until police arrived. the suspect was arrested for burglary. >> remember when ll cool j, somebody tried to rob him? not a good idea. >> that brother ain't going to get his groove back. >> that's right. and kris jenner, getting her own talk show. yep, it's going to be called "kris" on fox. she's 57 years old and it will be produced by 20th television. >> i'm shocked another kardashian would seek the spotlight. and switch to olay pro-x. get cleansing results as effective as a $200 system. guaranteed or your money back. olay pro-x.
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after you were hating on beyonce, now you're dancing to her. just pointing that out. >> if she's lipsyncing, i'm not going to like that. >> planning a wedding, like mine and beyonce, takes a lot of work. that's why couples set a date with plenty of time to prepare. >> but some future brides are going to the extreme, nailing down all the details, except for one. here's abc's paula faris. >> reporter: she had planned the perfect wedding, from the dress to the flowers, she even booked the band. the only thing missing, the groom. >> i booked my band nine years in advance. i went up to them and i said i don't have a groom, but if you're still around, will you play my wedding? >> reporter: kate owens had been detailing her dream day for nearly a decade, ten years before she even met her prince charming.
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>> i knew the style of dress i wanted. i knew what style bridesmaids dresses i wanted. i knew the color scheme. i knew i wanted it to be outdoors. i think some people thought i was nuts. >> reporter: by the time she met mr. right, she had already assembled a wedding binder of ideas. >> nobody knew about the binder. it was just another binder on my shelf. >> reporter: not even engaged, she had to break it to my bo. >> once we got engaged, the jig was up. >> i was a little surprised at first. >> oh, my god, the wedding book? i haven't seen that since the fourth grade. >> first organized alphabetically, then geographically. >> reporter: a wedding expert at theknot.com says 40% of the websites' visitors are not yet engaged. they even have a section devoted to those dreamers, and it's one of the site's most popular message boards. for kate and shawn, when their big day arrived, they hadn't deviated much from the preplanning. and shawn even had a say. >> he picked out the tux that he wore and the suit and everything that the guys wore. so i just gave him a color scheme to work with. >> reporter: now they're gearing up for the next phase of their
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life, and naturally, there's a plan. >> we're working on starting a family, hopefully soon. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> it just seems so desperate. >> what's that smell? oh, desperation. that's that smell. >> that's what i would wear when we get married, rob. that's what i'm going to wear. >> whose wedding were we at, willie wonka's? what kind of graphic is that? this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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this morning, a sweeping change for scouting. >> it's an about-face for the boy scouts. now, rethinking its ban on gay
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scouts and troop leaders. there's new reaction overnight. we are live in washington. on the verge. a new task for american ally egypt. chaos and lawlessness growing by the day. trunk blast. a scene straight out of a movie. a woman uses her car's remote. and her honda explodes. and remember after diet coke's first hunk made a splash? a younger version made his debut. good tuesday morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> and i'm rob nelson. good morning, everybody. we begin with what could be a major change of heart from the boy scouts of america, now considering lifting its long-standing ban on gays. >> after generations of saying no to openly-gay scouts and leaders, the organization may be ready to roll out the welcome mat. here's abc's